New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hens can't walk - Page 2

post #11 of 46

I'm sorry for your loss:hugs

I think having her tested is a good idea.

post #12 of 46
Thread Starter 
I'm still waiting to hear back from the lab as it's appointment only. Should I put her in the fridge?
post #13 of 46
post #14 of 46
Thread Starter 
I'm still waiting to hear back on the necropsy. Has anyone ever had one done? What kind of results can I expect to get back? Will they be able to give me a definite as far as what killed her or if she had any sort of disease?

My remaining sick pullet is not doing well. I don't think she's going to last much longer. It's like she can't control her legs. They aren't paralyzed, but I keep finding her with one foot over her neck pushing her own face down in her bedding. It's just weird.
post #15 of 46

I'm sorry she is declining.

Were you able to get any vitamins for her? Is she able to eat and drink?

I assume you have her separated.

You might want to look at making her a sling so she is a bit more upright.

It sounds like she could smother if she continues having her face pushed down in the bedding.

As far as necropsy reports go, I am not sure what information you will receive. Eggcessive or Casportpony are more knowledge on that subject.

post #16 of 46
Thread Starter 
I've found her that way twice. It's hard to move her leg. It's like the muscles are tight. She generally stays the way I sit her. It happens when she tries to move around. She can still eat and drink. Added vitamins haven't helped.
post #17 of 46
Thread Starter 
We may have to put her down. She seemed to be doing better for a while, but she went downhill again. I was taking her out into the front yard away from the other chickens so she could get some sunshine and peck around. She hasn't been interested in it.

I keep checking my email obsessively waiting on the necropsy report. I assume I may not hear anything until next week if I don't get an email soon.
post #18 of 46
Thread Starter 
I was hoping the necropsy could tell me what was going on so hopefully I could help the other one.
post #19 of 46

You may not hear until next week. Today is Good Friday. Depending on where you live a lot of places are closed today.

I know you don't want to hear that, but it may ease your mind as to why you haven't heard yet.:hugs

post #20 of 46
Thread Starter 
It's been so crazy around here I totally forgot about Easter. Completely slipped my mind. We run our own business, so we rarely ever leave town because we are tied to the shop all week long. I haven't been out of town in... forever. Then there I was driving an hour 1 way to deliver a dead chicken to the poultry lab. Because this all happened right at our daughters 5th birthday. Also dieting... so my mind is just not there. Lol. I went grocery shopping for a few things tonight and it was NUTS. I was like, "What in the world is wrong with people and why are they sold out of everything?" My husband, who is Jewish, had to remind me about Easter.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home